Want to be a journalist? Go to medical school
Today's Daily Briefing features new ideas about health disparities, a personal story about the right to die, and words of wisdom from Tom Brokaw.
Place, not Race: A new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that "where you live could play a larger role in health disparities than originally thought." The October issue of Health Affairs focuses on the topic of health disparities. Read more about place and health:
Right to Die: Cathleen Crowley at the Albany Times-Union interviews the husband of a woman who is terminally ill and tried to take her own life.
Crowley followed up her interview with a discussion of palliative care and end-of-life options in New York.
"Public health education has never had it so good": Sonia Shah, author of The Fever, reviews Contagion for The Lancet. For a contrasting view, read science and medical blogger Orac's take on the film.
Go to Medical School: David Gregory asked Tom Brokaw how he would break into the news business today at the Washington Ideas Forum.